Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, Other Disciplines Preparation

3 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Become Certified as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT)

Prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. This comprehensive course includes online resources for today's busy engineering professionals interested in preparing to pass the State Examination to become certified as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) - a step towards licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) that gives you a competitive advantage over your peers. The course is geared toward passing the NCEES Computer Based Tests (CBTs) on the first attempt.

The course includes study tips on how best to prepare for the exam and practice tests to provide a glance into a real exam. Each class is highly interactive and provides ample time for your questions.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3

Who Should Attend: Engineers seeking to complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

Course Format: Lectures and interactive seminar style classroom instruction.

Instructor: Ernie Kim, PhD, PE, is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. He has over ten years of experience in industry with positions at Burroughs Corporation, the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, and Ipitek, and he has published scholar papers including Active and Non-Linear Electronics, for J Wiley and Sons. Dr. Kim earned a BSEE from the University of Hawaii, and a MSEE and PhD from New Mexico State University.

Course Materials:


  • Casio FX-115ES Plus Calculator


Recommended but not required:

Retake Course for 1 year – Students may retake the course for a one year period without paying additional tuition, please be aware that a $25 student processing fee is required for all course retakes and new course materials may need to be purchased.

Prerequisites: Engineering degree or appropriate experience and math skills

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Develop test taking efficient and successful strategies
  • Master FE Exam time management methods
  • Review FE Exam specific topics using the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Handbook of Equations
  • Review strategic use of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Handbook to answer exam questions
  • Review FE Exam-type questions
  • Master the use of the NCEES approved Casio FX-115ES Plus calculator for use specifically for the FE Exam


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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.